Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ist Baptism in Reynel Funez, Yeah!!

March 1, 2010

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡JAJAJAJA HOLA mi familia!!!! Alright I need to straighten something out. The area I live in is not actually called Tizatillo, Tizatillo is the name of the Ward I go to. The name of the place I live is called Reynel Funez. I don’t know what you guys have found on Google Earth but I don’t think that’s it……. But then again maybe it is, I don’t know. So for the money from the church we all have a credit card and at the beginning of every change they deposit money and the amount varies on how much we used before. So compared to where we live and where most of our investigators live our house is pretty nice. But it only has running water 2 hours a day. So any real store or bank is about an hour from where we live, same with the internet. Right now we’re in between changes and my comp has left and so I’m companions with our Zone Leader whose comp went home too. So for my new comp I will be getting this week, his name is Elder Lienez from Puerto Cortez, Honduras. He’s big like me, but that is all I know about him for now. So this last Saturday Elder Paulson received his first baptism, it was so awesome I was so stoked and happy, its amazing to see people progress in the gospel. We needed her mom’s signature because she isn’t 18 years of age and we didn’t thing we were going to get it because her mom’s a Jehovas Witness! But she did she sign the papers and after we left their house I was so excited I did one of those football shouts! Jajajaja and now we are working with her family too. We also have 2 more baptisms planned for the 13th of this month. So I got my pants fixed, we have an investigator who is a sewer he has been sewing for 35 years and he uses one of those foot peddle sewing machines and he fixed 3 pairs of pants for just 20 limps that’s less than a dollar! WHAT! Brad is getting married?! WOW!!!! All the other people I expected but him, wow! Tell him congrats for me. My health is good and all is well for me I just keep working and pressing forward……. Oh, mom one thing, can you get Kel or whoever to burn that video I made of that temple trip on to a DVD and send it to me. And also I’m not saying this because I don’t appreciate it but that Johnny lingo DVD you sent is the old version and I can’t change it into Spanish, so if you could send the new one or one of the other ones like the other side of heaven. If you can that is fine but don’t make it a big problem for you. Well that’s all I have for this week. I am glad all is well with you. I love you all, thanks for everything! Love Elder Spencer F. Paulson THE HULK

New Area!

February 22, 2010
HOY SI PAPA! ¿¿Como esta mi familia? Well let me tell you about Tizatillo ( i don’t know if it’s the same place that you found on Google mom) so it’s not really a pueblo it’s more like a really ghetto suburb of Tegucigalpa. It’s like this little community of people that decided to build their houses on the side of the mountain. Most of the houses here are built of wood, which here is a means they don’’t have a lot of money when I say that I mean poor. But I love it here its not pretty like Catacamas with its green plants, its on top of this wind swept mountain, but there’s a beauty about it that’s completely
different. To the average person it would be the most ugliest place in the world. But I love it, the best description of the place I can give is if you can remember those commercials with some British guy in the middle of some third world country holding or standing next to some child and talking about for just 15 cents you can feed this child, and they show you pictures where the kid lives and all that well that’s what it is kinda like here, but better. For us we live in this gated community at the entrance to the area, and from there we work our way down into the area and then climb back out at the end of the day. Right now we have a baptismal date for the 27th of this month and we are going to make another one tomorrow. People are a lot more accepting to the our message here, they are way more humble. My comp is another elder from Guatemala his name is Elder Chamay and he goes home this next Monday so I’m only with him for 2 weeks but he’s a way good missionary and likes to work hard. He is super short, in one of the pics I’m sending he’s the one on my right. We get along well, there are two areas here we work on one side of the valley and the others on the other side. We don’t live together, it’s just me and my comp in the house which is a big change from living with four missionaries before. I would love to tell you guys why we had to get moved but President doesn’t want us to, he wants to keep it on the down low, but yes it was just something that happened one day, that made President feel it wasn’t safe, it wasn’t an ongoing thing. I’m in the biggest zone in the mission right now but it’s getting split up this change. I’m really liking it here, pray that our baptism goes through! With me every thing has been fine, I don’’t know why but this last two days I kinda have been a little baggy I don’t know why I guess I just miss you guys hahaha! I sent a letter to Emi this week but I put our address on it cause I keep getting returned ones from the address she gave me so when you get it could you get it to her for me. =) that’’s awesome about Kel’s new job, tell him not to blow it for me hahaha! Tell him nice work and also tell him to write me! And the money thing sounds good I don’t think I will be taking out too much right now because we live where there are no banks, hahaha! So an update on the nasty things I have eaten this last week. We kinda have been down on the denero and we haven’t had money to buy milk for cereal, so my comp wiped up some hot sugar water and ate his cereal with it and me being desperate tried it but I didn’t finish it! And also we had dinner with one of the members and they gave us chicken’s feet with just cabbage salad and lemon juice for the dressing, Ya! The whole subject of losing weight, I don’t know I kinda feel like I have. Tell Chance congrats for me on district leader and serving in Wales. I’m kind of jealous but that’s alright, I’m in the best mission in the world! =) Hey tell Kesni congrats for me! And I wish I could have been there for it! =( but also tell him to remember who his master is! Hahaha! Well my familia that’s all I got for this week, I hope it was enough I love you all thanks for all your support. I always pray for you. I love you. Love Elder Spencer F. Paulson THE HULK

February 15, 2010
¡¡Hola mi familia feliz tardes! Alright so lets get started since my last letter a lot has happened! But first…….. happy birthday DAD, wow this is a crazy time is going by so fast your birthday is here and then mine will be then ill have a year here………… hahaha! Well I hope it’s a happy one, thanks for everything DAD. I talk about you a lot here to investigators and members about you serving a mission and I have used both yours and moms testimonies! I think about you guys everyday. But again happy birthday have fun! Alright so for the news, so this last Wednesday we had our interviews with President Flores and they went good and after we talked to us all individually he came out and talked to our district and talked about the potential of Catacamas and that it needs the missionaries there right now, but then after that he told us that me, Elder Gunnell, and Elder Christensen all had emergency changes and we were going to be going to our new areas on Monday (today), so all last week was packing and saying adios to the members and all that fun stuff and right now I’m sitting in my new area with my new comp. I’m now in and area called Tizatillo, it’s a pueblo about thirty minutes outside of Tegus. And my new comp is Elder Chamay from Gautemala. He’s very short like 5’’2 hahaha! I have only been here for about 2 hours now, President Flores felt that Catacamas was to dangerous for gringos so he changed us all out for Latinos, I was way bummed to leave and super bummed to leave my comp! He was awesome! But I am also excited to work in a new area with new people and new members, but I don’t know much about the place right now so I’ll tell you more next week. I’m attaching a picture of me at the top of this random stairs in Catacamas but it’s a good place to see the pueb. So I got the letter from Emi today so it didn’t take that long, tell her that I’ll be sending one as soon as I can. And same for Amanda and Caitlin…… but I didn’t get the letter from Fab?.... but I did get an email to day so all is good. Well all is good with me, I just take stuff head on as it comes and know that it’s the will of the lord and he knows me better then I know my self! I know the Church is true that’s why I’m here so I can share this wonderful blessing of the true gospel with as many people as I can! I love you all thanks for everything and all your support. I love you my familia! Love Elder Spencer F. Paulson


February 9, 2010
Hola mi familia! I hope all is well with you all. So first yesterday the power was out all day so we couldn’t use the internet but we got permission to use it to day. So the work for this last week went all right we still don’t have any baptisms =( but we are working hard with couple of people who are positive, Pres. Flores has been cracking down on us a lot and our obedience, he’s had a lot of problems with missionaries breaking rules, he’s had to send home 4 missionaries or more. He’s setting up a lot of new rules to stop stuff like this, but me and my comp aren’t having any problems so no need to worry about that, we just got to keep remembering why we are here, and keep that love for the Lord and there’s no problems =). For me personally all is good, no problems with health or anything I am just working and the time goes by really fast, its crazy at the end of this change I’ll have 6 months!!! Already ¼ of my mission, it bums me out that it’s passing so fast! But all I can do is work cause that’s the best thing I can do to not make it a waste of time, the language is coming along good. I do speak always in Spanish with my comp which dose help a lot!
Grandmas birthday party sounds fun! I hope it was fun for her, give them a hug and a kiss for me! I got a letter from Amanda, Caitlin, Elder Park, Marc and Shae! I was stoked! Letters help so much its like a turbo boost. So this last p-day we went to those caves again the same ones but we talked a tour guide into taking us down a part of the caves that they had closed off, there was no light it was awesome. Also this last week I had the chance to eat the Honduran favorite Mondongo (cows stomach and ingestions) that was an enjoyable experience. I’m sending some pictures of the caves and a picture of yesterday. And another one of our last zone conference. Speaking of pictures can you send some to me of just random things like my rugby pictures and stuff like that, just pics of my life before. And pics of recent things, happenings about the house, the fam, the friends, what ever. But I cant think of anything more…….. sorry it was so short. I love you guys I pray for you always. Always remember the lord first and then our lives will be much better!
Love Elder Spencer F. Paulson ""THE HULK""